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    • Irranath
      CommentAuthorIrranath
      Got married 10 months ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2018
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2018
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    Hi Irranath
    I'll be honest and say it's not really the done thing. By all means say you don't want gifts but if anyone wants to contribute to your honeymoon then a cash gift (they won't know what you end up spending the money on) would be much appreciated but I wouldn't ask for guests to pay towards the wedding costs. Instead can you limit your guest list (many couples have to be ruthless and cull their guest list due to space and cost limitations) or go for a cheaper food package. Drinks you can say it's pay bar only maybe but it is good to at least provide some soft drinks or as a minimum water.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2018
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    Hi Irranath
    I'll be honest and say it's not really the done thing. By all means say you don't want gifts but if anyone wants to contribute to your honeymoon then a cash gift (they won't know what you end up spending the money on) would be much appreciated but I wouldn't ask for guests to pay towards the wedding costs. Instead can you limit your guest list (many couples have to be ruthless and cull their guest list due to space and cost limitations) or go for a cheaper food package. Drinks you can say it's pay bar only maybe but it is good to at least provide some soft drinks or as a minimum water.

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    Married the love of my life on Saturday 11th May 2013 xxx
    Had our dream perfect honeymoon in Hawaii!

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    • SusanC98
      CommentAuthorSusanC98
      Got married 11 months ago
      Posted: Apr 13th 2018
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    I would say it is an absolute no-no to ask people to contribute to the food. Rather not ask them at all or look for something alternative like a picnic setting that would be cheaper to provide. We have had to leave out lots of people which is really hard as for some odd reason there is lots of excitement about our wedding but there is no way we would ask for contributions. On the other hand, apart from soft drinks, we are not having an open bar and people will be paying for their own drinks. I felt bad about this until I was assured that it is the norm now.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Apr 23rd 2018
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    Ummm NO , the other weekend i went to a wedding where you had to take your own drink!!!!!!

 
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